Baylee's First Thanksgiving

Friday, November 28, 2014

I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was as amazing and fun as ours was! Holidays are just so much more exciting with little Baylee around to celebrate them with! :)

She looked so adorable in her "My First Turkey Day" outfit! I got the onesie from Carter's and I made the tutu myself. It was so easy to make and there is absolutely no sewing involved! I got more tulle so I'm hoping to make her one for Christmas day as well. This little chick is just so festive!

I was blessed to be able to make Thanksgiving dinner this year for my husband, sisters, dad, and cousin Joseph (who is also Baylee's Godfather). My sisters and cousin came up the night before and we made pumpkin pies, spice cake cupcakes, and chocolate dipped rice krispie treats for dessert! Yum! It was so nice and much needed family time. For our dinner spread we had turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, biscuits, and deviled eggs! It was so good and we all stuffed ourselves!

My new addition to the feast this year was homemade cinnamon butter. Oh my goodness! It was delicious on the warm biscuits! It will definitely be a holiday staple from now on.

I am so thankful that I have such a wonderful family to spend time with. After we ate we just and laughed and played with Baylee. It was one of the best Thanksgivings I've ever had. There was many other family and friends that I would have loved to have there, but they were definitely with us in spirit! :)

I wont lie though...when the dishes are done and the last of the leftovers are put away it is super exciting, because that means it is officially the Christmas season! We do Christmas big around here, so I can't wait to involve Baylee in all of our traditions. I have already been rocking out to Christmas music and putting stuff up around the house today. I'm so excited to catch of picture of Baylee's reaction to our Christmas tree...I think she will love it!

This was her face when I told her Santa was going to bring her presents...

I think it's safe to say she's destined to be holiday obsessed just like her mama! ;o) Enjoy the beginning of the holiday season everyone! XoXo

4 Months With Baylee!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

My little buggie is 4 months old today! She has changed so much in the past month...I can't even believe how fast she's growing! We have officially moved up to 6 month size clothes, size 2 diapers, and at her doctors appointment a few weeks ago she weighed just about 13 pounds and was 23 inches long! She's such a good eater that she likes to keep Mama busy day and night feeding her! I am so glad we got the okay from her pediatrician to start her on solid food this month because she's ALWAYS hungry and I think that might help keep her a little more satisfied. :)

So, one of my favorite things about this age is that she has started grabbing, holding, and chewing on her toys. I think it's just the cutest thing ever, and she got so many cute toys at my shower, so it's been fun to break them all out and see which ones she likes best! She's teething like a mad woman so pretty much anything she can fit in her mouth right now is money! 

That, of course, includes her favorite thing of all...her hands! We lovingly call them her "handburgers" because they are seriously always in her mouth! :)

Oh, and Mama's fingers are apparently equally delicious! ;)

Baylee also celebrated her very first holiday ever this month...Halloween! We dressed her up as the cutest little zebra ever, and, in true baby fashion, she hated her costume with a passion! LoL She only kept it on for about a half an hour, but it was long enough for us to get some pictures. She rocked her "Wickedly Cute" outfit though! We had a nice, low key Halloween this year. I made chili and cornbread and my sisters and Brian's parents came up. We just watched movies and handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters. Baylee definitely seemed to enjoy herself with the family around!

She still loves tummy time and is getting sooo good at it! I swear one day she's just going to up and crawl away! She can still roll over on her back, but is choosing not to do it as often as she was. I think she's just too eager to scoot. She hasn't rolled from back to tummy yet, but I she sure tries!

Baylee has also officially discovered Stella Lou and we just think she is the neatest thing to stare at and touch. She is absolutely tickled by her, and loves touch her soft fur!

They're totally destined to be BFFs! And, as you can see, she has mastered sitting in the Bumbo chair! (Thank you again Aunt Jenny!) She loves to look at the world from a different point of view than lying down. Plus, its so much easier to play with toys when you're sitting up like a big kid!

In not so fun news, my baby has decided to stop sleeping. She totally teased me with 6 and 7 hour stretches, and then one night a few weeks ago she decided she was going to be hungry every 3 hours and we haven't turned back since. Mama is exhausted! I have tried everything to get this kid to sleep, but no luck. I even invested in a Merlin's Magic Sleep Sack and, so far it helps for naps and keeps her warm, but as soon as she realizes she's hungry, the fact that she's warm and cozy doesn't seem to matter anymore. I'm hoping that this is just the 4 month sleep regression and that by 5 months we are back to sleeping through the nigh...we are both pretty tired all the time!

How cute is her bed head though?! Heehee She's still my little snuggle bunny, though, and I love it! After she plays for a while she usually gets super sleepy and we snuggle on the couch for a bit before I put her down for her nap. It's precious mommy daughter time that I will always cherish.

I am absolutely looking forward to this next month and celebrating the holidays with my girl! She has all her cute Christmas outfits ready to be worn for all the festive things we are planning on doing! I used to think I loved the holidays before, but now they're so much more special with my daughter! Kiddo and I have become quite inseparable, and I wouldn't have it any other way! :)

Hope everyone has a Happy Turkey day in a couple of weeks! Look for a post the day after to find out all about Baylee's first Thanksgiving! We can't wait! *Gobble Gobble*